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    I'll try to find an article about expansion by...

    I'll try to find an article about expansion by Jugo Ilick, formerly of the CSIRO, with a table for common Australian woods. It was published in AWR almost 20 years ago, but I should have a copy...
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    Needle
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    Good to see someone fighting back against planned...

    Good to see someone fighting back against planned obsolescence.
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    Yep. The more firmer, the less terror.

    Yep. The more firmer, the less terror.
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    When I saw the title of this thread I immediately...

    When I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of senna pods.:D
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    Where we lived in PNG when the earthquake (guria)...

    Where we lived in PNG when the earthquake (guria) occurred, the houses were specifically designed to be earthquake resistant, or were of native materials which were inherently resistant. These...
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    I've used this method successfully on a couple of quite complex glue-ups. I have a slight modification - I glued 1000 Wet & Dry to the extensions, which stops the blocks slipping when clamped.
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    Don't force it - use a bigger hammer!

    Don't force it - use a bigger hammer!
  10. By peripheral clamp, do you mean one that has a...

    By peripheral clamp, do you mean one that has a band and corners that goes right around the cabinet? If so, that is probably about as good a clamp as you'll get. However, you can supplement them with...
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    I've experienced an offshore earthquake and...

    I've experienced an offshore earthquake and tsunami in Bougainville, PNG, and in that there were some strange phenomena. On the east coast of the island, a tsunami of approx 1.5 metres hit, mainly...
  12. Thread: It's not funny!

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    Since we're on jokes with a religious flavour......

    Since we're on jokes with a religious flavour...
    Three churchmen, an Anglican minister, a Roman Catholic priest and a Rabbi are discussing career prospects in their respective churches. The Anglican...
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    Hypochondriac
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    Welcome, Dave. One of our other members, Jow104,...

    Welcome, Dave. One of our other members, Jow104, is in Paignton, Devon. I don't think he's doing much woodwork these days. We've stayed at each others homes, and exchange Christmas cards.
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    Great result. You'll be well & truly hooked now....

    Great result. You'll be well & truly hooked now. That timber came up very nicely.
    Well done Crocky for your generous sharing.
    I use Kunos oil over sanded shellac as a finish. Every one seems to...
  16. I had the same symptoms and was told I'd picked...

    I had the same symptoms and was told I'd picked up too many glasses!
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    Sticky: The Queen. (Gentlemen, you may now smoke.)

    The Queen.


    (Gentlemen, you may now smoke.)
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    I'm wondering why the PVA didn't do the trick....

    I'm wondering why the PVA didn't do the trick. How tight are you clamping it? It's possible you're getting a dry joint - too little glue. Or perhaps you'r using too much glue and/or uneven clamping....
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    Sticky: Goose

    Goose
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    Sticky: Robotic

    Robotic
  21. Thread: Retirement.

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    Enjoy retirement, it's the best career move...

    Enjoy retirement, it's the best career move you'll ever make.
    I retired 17 years ago, my hobby, woodwork, became an almost full-time career. Never been out of work since.
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    Sticky: Gherkins

    Gherkins
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    Yes please.

    Yes please.
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    A politician being careless with the truth?...

    A politician being careless with the truth? Surely not!
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    Thanks, and best wishes for Christmas & the new...

    Thanks, and best wishes for Christmas & the new year to all.
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    I have a similar gripe with prisons being used...

    I have a similar gripe with prisons being used for cheap labour. Many years ago we had a business that sold, among other things, office filing cabinets. Had an enquiry from someone at Malabar...
  28. Thread: Jewellery Chest

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    Nice work. That's a very attractive chest.

    Nice work. That's a very attractive chest.
  29. I'm always wary of using mitres on the wide...

    I'm always wary of using mitres on the wide dimension of a board, because even if the angles are cut exactly correctly, they will change as soon as the wood expands or contracts across the grain with...
  30. Don't burn the old brushes. This sculpture is by...

    Don't burn the old brushes. This sculpture is by a mate while glass sheathing his wooden yacht.

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    Pole dancer
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    Yep, that'll be me in 20 years.:D

    Yep, that'll be me in 20 years.:D
  33. Thing is, once you can cut them well, if you keep...

    Thing is, once you can cut them well, if you keep doing them you'll soon be cutting them fast, then there's no point in doing them any other way.
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    I buy pigskin suede splits, their thickness would...

    I buy pigskin suede splits, their thickness would be less than 1mm.
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    I'd say it all started to go pear shaped when he...

    I'd say it all started to go pear shaped when he tried cutting with the short edge of the material against the fence, instead of using a mitre fence. As soon as there's a slight movement of the piece...
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    Sticky: Pipes

    Pipes
  38. So good to see that Frank is still going strong,...

    So good to see that Frank is still going strong, and it's great that you have written an article that does him justice. I first met him at Bungendore during the first Studio Woodwork exhibition, and...
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    Sticky: Gapes

    Gapes
  40. Thread: Jewellery box

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    Lovely work, and french polishing is by far the...

    Lovely work, and french polishing is by far the better choice.
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    I've always oiled them and never had any...

    I've always oiled them and never had any problems. Slightly easing the top as suggested by Mobyturns works well - the easing doesn't need to be much.
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    Use the 'loose panel' method, but as RGP says,...

    Use the 'loose panel' method, but as RGP says, put a spot of glue in the centre of the ends.
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    I reckon you've done an excellent job on that...

    I reckon you've done an excellent job on that first box, and I think, with the replacement of the lock, that will be all that's needed on the second. Well done.
  44. Thread: Jewellery box

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    That's the stuff. maybe not styrofoam, but...

    That's the stuff. maybe not styrofoam, but similar. I bought it a couple of years ago and got 12mm, but 15mm would do just as well.
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    I use the round styrofoam - I think it's for...

    I use the round styrofoam - I think it's for squeezing into joints - available from Bunnings in long lengths. I use the 12mm stuff and wrap it in either suede or velvet. Just glue the material on...
  46. Thread: Mud Wasp.

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    Great photos and opportunity to watch, Geoff. Can...

    Great photos and opportunity to watch, Geoff. Can I suggest that you post to the Australian Amateur Entomology FB page, they love invertebrate phorn. .
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    Yaws
  48. Always good when an idea works, even better when...

    Always good when an idea works, even better when it gets passed on to other people who can also use it.
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    I'd simply cooper it. Just a matter of cutting...

    I'd simply cooper it. Just a matter of cutting the appropriate bevels on long boards, cut them to length, lay them out flat and tape them together on the outside, flip the assembly over, put glue...
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    Sticky: Butter

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